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This gave rise to a new literary subgenre that became known as Missionary Romance Heroism, the defining tropes of which can be found in the unfeasible animation of a serialised ‘letter’ of February 1891, supposedly posted from South Africa. A local village, plagued by two relentless lions, finds salvation in the form of two genteel-sounding missionaries, Wright and Mr Truscott: The whole crowd of natives came up and commenced blazing away, but none of them hit her, although they were not more than ten paces distant.
7 The tendency to create horizontal metonymic connections that transcended nations and cultures was once again construed as a verification of Western Europe’s imperial vitality and prowess. 9 However, within the discourse produced on Central Africa by the evangelical missionary orders, the stereotypical image is revealed as being contradictory and unsustainable: The real African is not the thoughtless, laughter-loving, untrainable savage, or typical savage, or typical Quashee of works of fiction, or the ‘half-child’ that so many, even of the present day, take him to be.
The skin belonged to Mr. 30 It is difficult not to read this extract as a reactionary response from an ideological elite within an organisation that, by the fin de siècle, had become almost exclusively dependent upon female volunteers. Such an example as Conrad’s, in Heart of Darkness, with its attempted subversion and perversion of the gender status quo in the figures of the aunts and the African mistress, generally accepts that the imperial endeavour was formed by a pre-existing gender ideology; what is interesting in the example of the missionary magazines is that they suggest that the imperial endeavour itself formed gender ideology, rather than being formed by it.